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Umpqua makes some fantastic flies. I have been fishing Umpqua flies for over 20 years, and they are the best quality flies I have purchased. the quality is unmatched as is the selection.
Buy Umpqua and slay the trout.

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Growing up fishing the San Juan River (below the dam) I typically will switch to this when a midge hatch is taking place. In the winter months these hatches typically happen mid-morning so it is good to fish nymphs in the early parts of the morning then switch to this if you start seeing activity and the midges start to clump up in little bunches and the fish start to sip the surface. I will use this and another midge emerger pattern as a dropper to increase my chances.

This is a good situational fly to have in your box because if you catch the timing you can catch some very nice fish. The usually trick to the San Juan is to fish small flies with small tippet because the fish tend to be very spooky. I agree with what Nick posted earlier size 20-22 is about as big as you want to get.